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5/18 Gamethread: Giants vs. Reds

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Anthony DeSclafani vs. Luis Castillo.

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San Francisco Giants v Cincinnati Reds Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images

It’s time for Game 2 in the four-game series between the San Francisco Giants and Cincinnati Reds. A win today would guarantee that the Giants at least split the series, and earn them, at minimum, a split on the eight-game road trip.


Game #42

Who: San Francisco Giants (25-16) vs. Cincinnati Reds (19-20)
When: 3:40 p.m. PT
Where: Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati, Ohio
Regional broadcast: NBC Sports Bay Area (available on fuboTV)
National broadcast: None
Radio: KNBR 680 AM/104.5 FM


Lineups

Here’s Gabe Kapler’s crew. Hopefully they can find hits and runs without Buster Posey and Brandon Belt.

  1. CF — Mike Tauchman (L) — .211/.310/.342 — 86 OPS+
  2. 1B — Darin Ruf (R) — .228/.392/.526 — 159 OPS+
  3. RF — Mike Yastrzemski (L) — .225/.317/.505 — 129 OPS+
  4. 3B — Evan Longoria (R) — .241/.346/.420 — 117 OPS+
  5. SS — Brandon Crawford (L) — .239/.323/.514 — 133 OPS+
  6. 2B — Wilmer Flores (R) — .219/.303/.343 — 83 OPS+
  7. LF — Alex Dickerson (L) — .205/.267/.325 — 68 OPS+
  8. C — Curt Casali (R) — .100/.237/.120 — 6 OPS+
  9. RHP — Anthony DeSclafani — 2.14 ERA, 3.19 FIP, 41 K and 11 BB in 46.1 IP

And here’s Cincy’s squad.

  1. LF — Jesse Winker (L) — .346/.400/.594 — 158 OPS+
  2. RF — Nick Castellanos (R) — .331/.391/.627 — 163 OPS+
  3. 3B — Eugenio Suárez (R) — .162/.241/.365 — 57 OPS+
  4. CF — Tyler Naquin (L) — .265/.344/.540 — 129 OPS+
  5. SS — Kyle Farmer (R) — .222/.314/.311 — 66 OPS+
  6. 2B — Jonathan India (R) — .223/.327/.383 — 87 OPS+
  7. C — Tucker Barnhart (L) — .299/.364/.474 — 120 OPS+
  8. 1B — Alex Blandino (R) — .233/.389/.302 — 86 OPS+
  9. RHP — Luis Castillo — 7.71 ERA, 4.79 FIP, 29 K and 12 BB in 37.1 IP

Notes

Belt possible off the bench: It’s another day of Brandon Belt being sidelined, but he might be able to pinch hit.


Enjoy the baseball, friends.